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Old 04-26-2014, 05:16 PM   #1
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RO & Deionization What to get. ???

Need some in put on what to get for a reef and fish. (55 gallon sw)
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Old 04-26-2014, 05:28 PM   #2
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Bulk reef supply has good units for a pretty good price. A lot of people use there 4-6 stage units
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:41 AM   #3
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can't go wrong with the 4 stage value plus unit. Bought mine a little over a year ago. It is absolutely worth it.

4 Stage Value PLUS RO/DI System - Bulk Reef Supply

This is my sediment filter removing the nasty stuff from our well water. I just changed it Friday and the new one is already a tan color lol...
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:14 PM   #4
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Here's what I just replaced my old faulty system with:

Aquarium II 7-Stage RO/DI System - $149.99

I have very low water pressure, so I added the automatic booster pump ($80) and the float valve ($25) to my garbage can reservoir. Free shipping and a TDS meter are included. I'm very happy and my RO water is 1ppm and final is 0 ppm.
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A question to go along with this. How often do you have to change out the micron, carbon, sediment, and ro membrane filters? How much does it cost to replace them?
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:54 PM   #6
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That depends on your tap water quality. My tap water is 19ppm TDS, the same as my water going INTO the RO filter. I suspect I may never have to change them. But if your tap water is 300ppm you will have to change them periodically.
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Old 05-01-2014, 04:17 AM   #7
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It truly depends. With my well water, I have to change my micron about once a month (see above image), carbon and di not so much. the membrane can go for a few years if it is regularly flushed.
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